The Yankees have officially signed Heath Bell to a minor league deal and put him on the Scranton Wilkes-Barre roster. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned Mark Montgomery from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to Double-A Trenton.
Bell had signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2014 season where he had a 7.27 ERA in 13 games. The Rays ultimately designated Bell for assignment during their series against the Yankees. The signing is a little shocking, but I guess a minor league deal means no harm, no foul, right?